Starring: Kevin Bacon, Theo Germaine, Anna Chlumsky, Cooper Koch, Quei Tann, Anna Lore, Austin Crute
Director: John Logan
They/Them attempts to empower its LGBTQ characters the same way Get Out empowered its black characters, but, boy, does it miss the mark. There are two positives in this film: 1. the spotlight it shines on the horrors of conversion camps; and 2. Kevin Bacon's snake oil salesman. Beyond that, it's a film filled with subpar-to-average performances, a lot of bare bums, and what is probably the worst scene I'll see in a film this year. Regardless of whether you identify as he/him, she/her, or they/them, this film probably isn't for you.
They/Them attempts to be a summer camp slasher thriller, but really just ends up being a half-assed stab at a queer horror flick. Even with some pretty strong performances, the cast couldn’t save the disaster occurring on screen. Director John Logan’s inability to balance the horror elements throughout the film is truly the core issue. I mean, the therapy scenes were more haunting than the actual kills. Unfortunately, this is not the queer slasher film we wanted or deserved.